Nancy’s true life passion is entrepreneurship and service. A former owner of a direct marketing and advertising firm for 15 years, Nancy dove head-on into dot com mania in 1998 with a visionary new concept for the craft community - an online wholesale art marketplace. IndieMe™ is Nancy’s resulting labor of love, merging her technical skill with the creative innovation needed for craft buyers to do business more efficiently.
Says Nancy on her business vision, "I love my work and am never bored! I know IndieMe™ is making a huge impact on the arts community because we’re meeting a need that was previously ignored. As our company grows, I will continue to place the feedback and recommendations of our artists and retailers at the top of my agenda."
Jackie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communications and over 15 years experience in marketing and graphic design. She has designed marketing material for Fortune 500 companies to small individually owned boutiques and everything in between. She has a background in auditing and worked as a paralegal.
As a fellow artist who spent many years in the wholesale and retail world Jackie knows the arts and crafts world and has a unique ability to help and nurture emerging and established artists. Jackie currently writes articles for both Handmade Business and Smart Retailer magazines. Jackie says, “it’s in my blood to educate and motivate artists. I feel so much joy to see each step of success they encounter.”
Julie has been working as an Executive Asst / Bookkeeper for the last 26 years, during that time she has served large and small corporations. Dedicated to her field, she has never stopped updating her skills and knows the importance of details and deadlines.
As an art and crafts hobbyist herself, Julie stated, “What a wonderful opportunity to serve on the IndieMe Team, while being surrounded by such amazing talent.”
Nancy has spent the last 8 years working for an established jewelry artist, managing a large sales territory of 13 states and Canada, along with participating in trade shows dedicated to the handcrafted market.
Her knowledge of sales and marketing are a perfect fit for our mission at IndieMe of growing our community with new artists and connecting them with qualified buyers.